22
Feb
08

A Friday at Work…

Since I took the day off yesterday I decided to make up my time by coming in today which I really hated to do, but the bill don’t pay themselves.  Randy HATES me going to work for a number of reasons, especially if it’s somewhat voluntary.  However, we are really striving to be dept-free and as a result I feel we need to work a certain amount of hours to keep on track.  Tax-time is never nice to us, so we are in a slump right now.

We are striving to decrease our spending, our debt, and eventually our income.  We find it so hard to give away ¼ our hard-earned money to others who don’t have to go to work and spend hours away from their home like we do.  So, the only way we know to avoid paying in a huge amount of money in taxes (legally) is to just make less money.  Yeah, those two college degrees may be considered “wasted” to others, but to us we would never be where we are today without them.  Whether we hold jobs in our fields of study or not.  *I will step off my soapbox now.

Randy’s car wouldn’t start this morning, so he was late for work.  It finally started, thankfully, so we are both away from the farm today.  Dad will check up on the sheep and if anything happens I will head straight home to take over.

Yesterday I got a lot done around the home.  All the usual:  dust, vacuum, clean the bathroom, laundry, and baked bread.  Ash and I got in our three games of fetch, and I managed to get a small bottle of Lavender Linen spray made to help me sleep after my middle-of-the-night trips to the barn to check on the girls.  A big part of my day was spent outside and with a high of 25 degrees it makes for a chilly day.  I am sipping on a nice hot cup of green tea as we speak.

I’m putting together a small post on nutrition, supplements, and some environmental ideas.  Hopefully I can get it posted today.  If not, it will be sometime next week.

I promise baby lamb pictures soon.  They are adorable if I do say so myself.  My favorite is a little boy (of course).  Rule Number 1 for raising livestock:  don’t fall for the baby boys, it only makes your life harder when it’s time for them to “go.”

Have a wonderful weekend and try to stay warm.

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Adopting one child won't change the world; but for that child, the world will change.

I am the wife to my wonderful husband and joint care giver to the many animals we have acquired on our small farm here on the prairie. This is a bit about our life on our farm. We are striving for simplicity and self-sufficiency, determined to become debt-free, trying to live in tune with the natural cycles of this earth, and challenging ourselves to transition to a diet based on traditional foods. It isn't always easy, and we don't always succeed, but it is a fun learning process. Join us as we stumble through learning how to provide for ourselves, get off the treadmill, and work toward a simpler way of life.

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